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    Cambodians fight for higher pay amid inflation crisis

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    A union movement in Cambodia is growing as workers step up protests, demanding higher pay to cope with rising inflation.

    Last month the government raised the minimum wage for employees in the garment industry, which accounts for a massive portion of the country's exports, but many workers say the salary increase is not enough to meet the skyrocketing costs of food and housing rents.

    Due to a recent plunge in consumer demand from abroad, thousands of people have lost their jobs.

    Aela Callan reports from Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, on how many are struggling to survive amid the rising costs.

    [August 12, 2010]